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The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.’s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, Washington City Paper is offering beleaguered riders this irregular round-up of recent media lowlights:

It wasn’t all bad this week. Metro is thinking about revising its policy on tongue-twisting station names. If you like complaining at the agency’s public meetings, you’re in luck. And the agency welcomed a new spokesman. Good luck, pal.